Flying fish as food of Cory’s Shearwater Calonectris borealis
Atlantic seabirds , Volume 1 - Issue 4 p. 186- 188
Cory’s Shearwaters Calonectris borealis associated with a research vessel near the Canary Islands (off West Africa) were seen to chase and capture flying fish flushed by the vessel. Although the handbooks failed to list flying fish as prey for this species, a literature search revealed that Cory’s Shearwaters have been noted on several occasions to prey on these fish after they become airborne.
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